Published on Oct 29, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Two suspected members of Boko Haram in Borno state, Jamilu Adamu and Garba Adamu, arrested by the Nigerian soldiers have confessed that they were abducted by Boko Haram leadership and turned into boat operators.
The two suspects, who said that they belonged to the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group, said that they escaped to Gishiri village from Boko Haram terrorists because of the concerted efforts of the military on the terrorists.
They told the soldiers of 93 Battalion, 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, that their escape was also done in realisation of the fallacy of the Boko Haram terrorists’ ideology.
According to a statement by Director of the Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the suspects were found loitering around Gishiri village in Ibbi Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The statement said that preliminary investigation showed that they hailed from Kirta village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
It was further confirmed that they were fishermen in Kereta before they were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
Meanwhile, soldiers of 121 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, were said to have routed out Boko Haram terrorists that were taking refuge in the surroundings of Dure in Gwoza Local Government Area, Borno State.
The statement said that the soldiers engaged the terrorists and smoked them out of their hideouts at Jango, Nduma, Gobara, Bala Ibrahim, Fulani Rogo and Takwala villages and environs in Gwoza Local Government Area.
It said that during the operations, the soldiers neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists and captured one other alive, adding that several of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The troops also recovered one Fabrique Nationals (FN) rifle, one G3 rifle, charged magazines and a pair of military camouflage uniform suspected to be used by the terrorists to disguise as military personnel.”
The statement confirmed that one soldier sustained injury during the operation and that he had since been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post for medical attention.
“The captured terrorist has been taken into custody for further interrogation and onward passage to relevant agencies.”
Sep 03, 2015